Tunisia Terror Attack: Govt still to confirm reports of South African killed

MARCH 19, 2015

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) on Thursday said that it is yet to confirm reports that a South African is among the people killed in the Tunisia terror attack. The Department's spokesperson Clayson Monyela says they are in touch with the South African embassy in Tunisia.

This comes after media reports suggested that a South African is among those killed during a terror attack.

Gunmen in military uniforms killed 19 people on Wednesday in a midday attack on a museum in downtown Tunis, dealing a new blow to the tourist industry that is vital to Tunisia as it struggles to consolidate the only transition to democracy after the Arab Spring revolts.

Meanwhile, Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said the Tunisian government and the country is at war with terrorism.

Essid said in a news conference that security forces had killed two gunmen inside the museum but that two or three accomplices might still be at large.

Tourists from Colombia, Australia, Spain and Poland were also killed.

At least 22 others were wounded.